They are not ordinary women, they are women driving change in their respective spaces. Through the course of seven months, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle carefully selected fifteen women changing the world.
Here is what you should know about these change agents.
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We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: “Forces for Change” For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective. The women on the cover include: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better. • “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying “Yes!” – and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.” – The Duchess of Sussex #ForcesForChange
Adwoa Aboah is a British model and activist. She runs GURLS TALK, a podcast that highlights women’s issues across the world. Adwoa which means Monday also has a Ghanaian ancestry, her father is Ghanaian and her mother, British royalty.
Also a model, Adut is a Sudanese-Australian teenage model who is inspiring young African girls to look beyound their complexion when defining beauty.
Ramla Ali is a Somali boxer based in London and current African Zone Featherweight Champion as of 2019. She is currently the global athlete for Nike. Ramla is a first on many levels, the first to represent Somalia at some international games, she is also a
She is New Zealand’s Prime Minister. She is brave, bold and isn’t afraid to be a woman and a mother in a position of power.
Sinéad Burke is an Irish writer, academic, activist and broadcaster, popular for her TED talk ‘Why design should include everyone’. She is daring irrespective of her height. She is also actively fighting for a world that includes everyone.
Lawyer turned actress, Gemma Chan is working with UNICEF to improve the lives of young children.
Probably the first trans woman to play the character of a trans woman in Television. Lavern Cox is a proud transgender woman advocating the course of all women worldwide.
Jane Fonda is one of America’s most iconic female actress. She is an activist, fitness guru and former fashion model.
Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress and producer. ” No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone,” is one of her quotes.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A writer and feminist. Adichie is outspoken when it comes to women’s issues. She is not afraid to fight the cause of women worldwide.